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R.I.P. Tony Soprano (James Gandolfini Passes At 51)


James Gandolfini, best known for his role as an anxiety-ridden mob boss on HBO’s “The Sopranos,” died in Italy, possibly of a heart attack, an HBO spokeswoman and the actor’s managers said Wednesday. He was 51.  Gandolfini was on holiday in Rome, said Mara Mikialian, HBO’s vice president for program publicity.  The actor was scheduled to make an appearance at the Taormina Film Fest in Sicily this week, according to the festival.  Gandolfini won three Emmy Awards for his portrayal of Tony Soprano, the angst-ridden mob boss who visited a therapist and took Prozac while knocking off people. “The Sopranos” aired from 1999 to 2007.

The Breathing Earth.

As odd as it sounds, this post has been a dream of mine for a very long time.  When I was about 5 or 6, I remember asking my father how many people were on the planet, and he said to me, “It’s impossible to be exact, the number is constantly changing.”  After that, I remember just wondering what it would be like to see, in the simplest form an exact count of how many people there were on Earth, and just how quickly that number would change in front of my eyes.  The site Breathing Earth does just that, with a little more precision.  One the page, you can see (not in real time, but by statistical estimation) how many people are born and die in each country all across the globe.  Check the method by clicking the picture above.

Corey Haim dies at 38.



This morning at around 9 a.m. 80’s child star Corey Haim was found dead of an ‘accidental overdose’.  The police have not yet released the details of what he may have overdosed on as of yet.  Some of us may remember Corey Haim from movies like LucasMurphy’s RomanceThe Lost BoysLicense to Drive and Dream a Little Dream.